Michigan Tech is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the donation of the Ford Forestry Center in Alberta. The Ford Motor Company built the town in 1935 and donated the center to Michigan Tech along with 1,700 acres of forest in 1954. Today forestry students use the facility for research and to do field work.
"The Ford Center and forest is a place where we apply a lot of what is put forth conceptually, it's the applied part of our program," Dean of The School of Forestry and Environmental Science at Michigan Tech Terry Sharik said. "It's where we demonstrate the sorts of practices related to forestry and other areas of natural resources."
On Saturday the university along with residents held a celebration complete with antique cars. They also had speakers from Michigan Tech and the Ford Motor Company.